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Supporting the deputy
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2016

In this case the Senior Judge dealt with an application by P’s husband to become her property and affairs deputy where he had limited command of


Experts out of bounds
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2016

This is an unusual case in which a high court judge was asked to make findings on the probity and Reliability of a Consultant Clinical Psychologist


“Total or complete incapacity?”
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2016

W v Stirling Council 2015 CSOH162; 2016 SLT 35, was a petition for judicial review brought by a lady identified as LW, and heard (confusingly) by


New Deputy Report Forms from the Office of the Public Guardian
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2016

The OPG has issued new deputy report forms to improve safeguards for at risk adults from 1 March 2016. The new forms are: property and financial


Mental capacity law guidance note :a brief guide to carrying out best interests assessments
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • October 9 2015

This purpose of this document is to provide for social workers and those working in front-line clinical settings a brief overview of the law and


Short Note: Contesting influence
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • November 18 2016

A recent case (Edkins v Hopkins 2016 EWHC 2542 (Ch), a decision of HHJ Jarman QC sitting as a judge of the High Court) illustrates just how hard it


Capacity and influence
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2016

In this case the court had to consider 2 wills, one made in February 2012 and the other made in December 2012. The testator had suffered serious


Extending the great safety net abroad
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2016

In this case, Holman J confirmed for the first time that the High Court can exercise its inherent protective jurisdiction over a vulnerable British


Consultation on McKenzie Friends
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2016

The Judicial Executive Board (JEB) has issued a consultation paper proposing reforms to the existing guidance for ‘McKenzie Friends.’ The


Short Note: indemnity costs and the litigant in person
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • United Kingdom
  • October 10 2016

In Re A2016 EWCOP 38, Sir James Munby took the unusual - but on the facts of the case - entirely warranted step of ordering a litigant in person to